A first-grade teacher in Hillsboro, Oregon faces trial on charges of stealing a child’s jacket and selling it on eBay. A third-grade girl took off her new ski jacket and gloves during recess. When she went to retrieve her things, the gloves were there but the jacket was gone.
Two days after the coat disappeared, the girl and her mother blanketed the school with fliers showing a photo of her wearing it. For days, they searched classrooms, checked the school’s lost-and-found boxes, asked teachers and staff whether anyone had seen the jacket.
The mother also checked eBay, where she spotted an identical jacket that had been posted for sale the day after her daughter’s jacket vanished. The seller turned out to be a Jackson Elementary teacher, Elizabeth Logan, 41. The day the mother made an appointment to tell the principal, the jacket reappeared at school, ripped to shreds. Logan says she took the jacket from the lost-and-found box and that her dog destroyed it.
Logan has taught at the school for nine years. Before she went on leave, she was earning nearly $69,000 a year.